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Is energy use good…or bad?

In this thought-provoking talk, Rachel Pritzker reveals how most of the comfortable “truths” she had come to believe around climate, energy, and human development were in fact myths she needed to question. Her conclusions illuminate the path to a future in which everyone can enjoy healthy, prosperous lives on an ecologically vibrant planet.

Rachel Pritzker is president and founder of the Pritzker Innovation Fund, which supports the development and advancement of paradigm-shifting ideas to address the world’s most wicked problems. She chairs the Breakthrough Institute Advisory Board and is a board member of the Center for Global Development and Third Way. Rachel also serves on the advisory committee of the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, and is a co-signor of An Ecomodernist Manifesto, which outlines a powerful alternative approach to climate mitigation and human development.


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Rachel Pritzker

Rachel Pritzker

Rachel Pritzker is President & Founder of the Pritzker Innovation Fund. She is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Breakthrough Institute, a pioneering research institute that is changing how people think about energy and the environment. Rachel is also a board member at Third Way, a multi-issue think tank that answers America’s challenges with modern ideas where she co-founded their Advanced Nuclear Campaign. Rachel is also a member of The Philanthropy Workshop West.
Rachel previously served as a founding board member of Media Matters for America and was a founding board member of the Democracy Alliance, a partnership of business and philanthropic leaders committed to a stronger democracy by supporting progressive organizations. Rachel attended Brown University, where she majored in Latin American studies. A clinical nutritionist by training, Rachel co-founded the nation’s first accredited master’s degree program in botanical medicine.